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The advice given by Larynxa is solid advice, with the exception of the Legal issues. The person you need to work with in regard to the legal issues is NOT his assigned parole/probation or any law enforcement officer/DA, but initially a lawyer.
Educate yourself and make sure any potential medical partner knows what they are talking about, as there are quite a few who do not even understand basic neurology, much less the newer data and research findings. Also, put more weight behind advice from ADHD-specific professionals who will not compromise medication protocols by being half-scared to death of the DEA and that have ADHD or an ADHDer in their direct life. I have found that a majority of the time, these are the people who will help you in the most effective and knowledgable way.
Of course, there are MANY others that don’t fit into this category who are extremely helpful. My favorite therapist doesn’t fall into that category, but was passionate and knowledgable enough to help. Find someone who truly understands the situation, via real life experiences PLUS clinical experience, if possible. I am just being candid with my very extensive experience with this. I am sorry if this steps on any toes, as it is not the intention at all.
We will be here for you, ADHDers stick together because we have to.
-Mark K. (I was your son 10 years ago…keep your head up, all of you.)
PS. Sorry I rambled so much….REPORT ABUSE